Hackathons

  • Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

    … to go Live on behalf of the page–a change designed to make such reporting more flexible for newsrooms. In the future, we also want to bring to profiles all the flexibility that the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface) provides to pages, so journalists can use their professional equipment to go live. And we’re now going to offer…

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  • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

    … With 2016 coming to an end, Facebook shared its favorite hacks for the year from the many hackathons it hosted. The social network pointed out that its initial hackathon of 2016 was also its 50th companywide hackathon, so it was dubbed the Global Hack Jubilee. Facebook also highlighted its Voyager transponder, saying in a blog post…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 28 readers -
  • Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities

    … that fostering more local events will help us engage with our community in a more personal way. Our Twitter Developer Community membership has since grown by 10 times, and meetups have sprouted in 14 cities across the globe, thanks to partnerships with trailblazing developer advocates in places like São Paulo, Brazil; Seattle; Kochi, India; and Nairobi…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Twitter- 15 readers -
  • Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

    … Videos are everywhere on Facebook, and they can now be included in one more place: comments and replies to posts from users, pages, groups and events. Software engineer Bob Baldwin announced in a note that the social network released the new feature worldwide Thursday. The ability to add videos to comments was initially developed during…

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  • Facebook’s Best Hacks of 2015

    … for profile pictures in support of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, which was developed in just 72 hours. Stetho, a debugging platform for Android that gives developers access to the Web-based Chrome Developer Tools. Boomerang, the stand-alone application from Instagram that converts groups of photos into high-quality videos…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 10 readers -
  • Facebook Releases 2016 Hacker Cup Schedule

    … By David Cohen on Nov. 19, 2015 - 6:00 PM Facebook announced the schedule for its 2016 Hacker Cup, as well as a venue change for the finals, from Menlo Park, Calif., to London. The social network described its annual programming contest as follows on its Hacker Cup page: Hacking is core to how we build at Facebook. Whether we’re building…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 21 readers -
  • Facebook iPhone Users Can Find, Share Links Without Browsers

    … realized that Facebook already had a terrific index of what people would likely want to share: links that had previously been shared by others. So he created a prototype, showed it to a few colleagues and then rallied a small team to build it out at a hackathon. Whitnah also detailed the thought process during the creation of the new feature: We…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 40 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Emoji to Messenger Thread Titles

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:05 AM One of the fruits of Facebook’s recent hackathon in Seattle’s Space Needle was introduced Wednesday by software engineer Bob Baldwin, who announced in a Facebook post that thread titles in the social network’s Messenger application can now include emoji. Baldwin wrote: You can now put emoji in Facebook Messenger thread titles! I built this at a Facebook Seattle hackathon in the Space Needle a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy! Readers: What do you think of this new feature? …

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  • Facebook Highlights 2014 Hacks

    … The hacker culture was alive and well within Facebook Engineering in 2014, as the company held 17 hackathons over the course of the year. Six of the social network’s favorite hacks of 2014 were highlighted in a blog post. The introduction to the post reads: We’ve celebrated a lot of big moments and launches over the last year — Facebook’s…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 22 readers -
  • Facebook Adds Stickers to Comments

    … will allow people to reply to a variety of posts in a more fun way than words alone. You can now easily show your excitement for a post with good news, cheer up a friend who’s feeling down and express a variety of more nuanced reactions. Stickers in comments was started as a hackathon project in New York with me and (engineering manager Kwame…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 13 readers -
  • Next on Mark Zuckerberg’s Itinerary: Indonesia

    … with a visit to Borobudur Saturday, and he posted a photo to Facebook, writing: I just arrived in Indonesia and hiked up Borobudur to watch the sunrise. Tomorrow for Internet.org I’m looking forward to meeting with developers, operator partners and government leaders in Jakarta. He posted another photo Monday morning, with Widodo, writing: I spent the day…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 8 readers -
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